U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:45pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today on the Green New Deal:

“There are two competing approaches to addressing our country’s challenges such as climate change, healthcare and income inequality. In one approach, as exemplified by the “Green New Deal,” government asserts control over most of our economy, passing along the enormous costs and bureaucratic inefficiencies to everyday Americans. In the other, our robust system of free enterprise rises to the challenge, tapping into our deep well of ingenuity and creativity. This is the approach that built our nation and made us a land of opportunity for all, in stark contrast to failed socialist policies that have plagued many other countries over time. For instance, American companies today are investing billions in innovations that will continue to make our air and water cleaner and reduce the threat of climate change. The Chamber stands firmly behind the power of free enterprise, and we welcome this debate.”